Routes to Becoming a Teacher
- University Licensure Program
- Academic Pathway to Teaching (APT)
- Alternate Route to Licensure (ARL)
- Special Education
ACADEMIC PATHWAY TO TEACHING (APT)
The Academic Pathway to Teaching (APT) license is a Utah Level 1 teaching license that is acquired through an alternative, or non-traditional, route.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO NOTE:
-Individuals must apply at the Utah State Board of Education to receive an APT license.
-A teacher must teach in the same district for 3 years on an APT license in order to upgrade.
-Not all districts will hire applicants with an APT license.
-Davis District APT licensed teachers must complete a separate set of professional learning courses during their three years in order to upgrade to a Level 2. (see links below)
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION AT THE USBE:
-Completion of the appropriate Praxis content knowledge test
-USBE background check
-Educator's Ethics Review
LINKS TO GET STARTED:
Praxis Endorsement tests: https://www.ets.org/praxis
APT application process: https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/licensing/earning
Davis APT Professional Learning Requirements: Teaching in Davis on an APT License
Question: Can I apply for a position in Davis before I acquire an APT license?
Answer: Yes. Indicate on your application that you are in the process of acquiring an APT license.
ALTERNATE ROUTE TO LICENSURE (ARL)
This option is for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree and would like to obtain a traditional Utah Level 1 license.
COST: $40.00 Background Check Fee, Costs of university courses, books, and fees, etc.
Question: Can I teach while I'm enrolled in this program?
Answer: Yes. After you receive your ARL acceptance letter, you can apply for a teaching position with the district.
The Alternative Teacher Preparation Program (ATP) is a Cooperative Program between Utah State University, local Utah school districts & The SIGNAL Project for individuals interested in getting their teaching license and certification while employed teaching students.
-You must have a bachelor's degree (any major field of study).
-You need to successfully complete an assessment of basic literacy and math requirements.
-You need to be hired to teach in an approved severe special education setting by a participating school district.
If you are interested, please refer to the following website https://sper.usu.edu/atp/ for detailed program information.
NOTE: Please visit the website above before calling the Davis School District Special Education Office at 801.402.5151.